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Page created: 2002
Redesigned and substantially expanded by David Shulman: 7 August 2007
Reformatted by Louise Messik: 4 November 2011
Ongoing revisions and updates by David Shulman
Latest revision or update: 10 April 2014

Jewish Congregations of the City of London

and the East End of London
 
(London Borough of Tower Hamlets)

     

Many of the Jews in the East End were active in the Trade Union Movement.
Among the Jewish unions was the Trousermakers' Union. Their banner was in Yiddish with an English version on the obverse.
(Photographs courtesy of Harold Pollins

The following congregations were within the CITY OF LONDON (the historic "One Square Mile"), generally close to the eastern boundary, and in most instances (particularly in the later period) formed a single community together with the Jews of the East End .

 

 

 

The following Congregations comprised the Jewish Community of the
EAST END OF LONDON
,
all situated within the boundaries of the present
LONDON BOROUGH OF TOWER HAMLETS
.
All but four of these synagogues have now closed and several were bombed during the London Blitz. 
List of Synagogue Marriage Registers held at Tower Hamlets Register Office.
 

 

 *   Active congregation.

    A congregation that subsequently changed its name or merged into another congregation.

(1) Congregation records (as listed) in All-UK Database.

(2) Pages with their own searchable databases.

(3) Pages with a press report or reports  on the congregation.

(4) Pages with photographs.

(5) Pages with articles and other contributed material.

(6) Pages with browsable lists.
 

 


1920's Map of East End Synagogue (link)
 


Click below to view London Congregations arranged as follows:

Articles & Photographs on the Jewish Community of London

Some Other East End Jewish Institutions

  • Board of Guardians and Trustees for the Relief of Jewish Poor, founded 1859, incorporated 1920.

  • Oxford & St George's Club, founded 1914.

  • Poor Jews Temporary Shelter. Tens of thousands Jews stayed at the Shelter in Leman Street, London during the period 1896-1914. There is a searchable database maintained by the Department of History at the University of Leicester.

 


Plaque marking the site of the former offices of the Jewish Board of Guardians,
British Jewry's foremost charitable institution, at 125-9 Middlesex Street, London E.1.
(situated almost on the boundary between the City of London and former
Borough of Stepney, now part of London Borough of Tower Hamlets)
(Photograph provided by David Shulman)

 

Jewish East End Information

Jewish Property and Heritage & Places of Local Interest

Bibliography, Local Research Libraries and Other Sources

London Cemetery Information


Useful Links

Jewish East End Celebration Society (JEECS) whose purposes include, among others, the focusing of attention on Jewish life and culture in the East End of London; disseminating information about the Jewish East End; re-establishing roots and interest in the Jewish East End; and preserving and documenting past Jewish life. Publishes the Cable magazine.

Poor Jews Temporary Shelter- A database of approx 43,000 Jews who stayed at the Shelter in Leman Street, London during the period 1896-1914

For other links, see JCR-UK - Selection of Recommended Websites.


Greater London home page

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanation of Terms Used
 

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